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Nature of Business:

JOB location:

Financial Director

Large heavy engineering company

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA

Company Background:

Large heavy engineering company with annual revenues in excess of R1 billion.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Managing Director the Financial Director will have responsibility and authority for the financial health and governance of the Business.

Key areas of activity:

  • Participating in the Business' strategic planning processes by providing financial leadership and commercial acumen
  • Providing high standards of financial control and ensuring effective management of working capital
  • Making presentations on results, forecasts and future plans to the Board and holding company
  • Building strong financial management capability within the Business

Key Attributes Required:

  • Management Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • At least ten years post-qualifying experience with a minimum of five years in an equivalent position within a manufacturing/production organisation with a turnover of at least R500 million
  • Ideal to have worked in a heavy industrial or engineering environment
  • The ability to translate business strategy into actionable financial plans
  • Successful track record in financial planning and providing high standards of financial control and effective management of working capital
  • Familiarity with commercial, tax and legal matters

The contact on this assignment is:

Sheay Harvey on (011) 883 3197. E-mail: sheay.harvey@woodburnmann.co.za